Iceland Foods has presented a cheque for £100,000 to The
Prostate Cancer Charity, following the retailer's annual Charity
Amateur Golf Classic day. This brought Iceland's total donations to
the Charity over the last four years to more than £420,000.
Tarsem Dhaliwal, Finance Director at Iceland, presented the
cheque to Owen Sharp, Chief Executive, at The Prostate Cancer
Charity earlier this month.
In September 2011 more than 250 suppliers, playing in teams of
four, enjoyed a day of golf followed by a Gala Dinner which was
attended by over 340 guests, raising the phenomenal £100,000 for
Malcolm Walker, Chairman & Chief Executive at Iceland, said:
"We would like to extend a big 'thank you' to everyone involved
with the event, which raised such a tremendous amount of money for
The Prostate Cancer Charity. As always, it was a fabulous day, and
Iceland is delighted to continue its support for the excellent work
that the Charity does for those suffering from the most common
cancer among men in the UK."
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive at The Prostate Cancer Charity,
said: "We are thrilled to have been part of Iceland's Charity
Amateur Golf Classic and our thanks go to everyone involved with
the event and who helped to raise such a fantastic contribution to
"Each year in the UK, 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate
cancer, and one man dies every hour from the disease. The money
raised by Iceland will help us to reach more of these men to make
sure they get the support they need, as well as help us invest in
research to find the answers for the future."
The event, now in its nineteenth year, took place at Carden Park
Hotel, Cheshire and began with a challenging day of golf which saw
teams from a number of leading companies take part, including
McCains, Procter & Gamble UK and Arla Foods. Suppliers not only
participated in the Golf Day, but also supported Iceland's
fundraising through sponsorship.
The day, which was the third held in support of the Charity, was
topped off by a fabulous formal Gala Dinner. Following a Champagne
reception, guests were given the opportunity to bid for a wealth of
'money can't buy' experiences in a live interactive auction. The
evening concluded with entertainment from top comedian Jason
Iceland is delighted to confirm that it will again be supporting
the Prostate Cancer Charity at its annual Charity Golf Day in